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best way of moving nameservers?

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by puzz1ed1, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. puzz1ed1

    puzz1ed1 Active Member

    Jan 31, 2004
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    Thurrock, UK
    We switched to cpanel a few months ago from ensim, but the ensim box is still controlling the dns for 80+ domains, with nameservers ns1.domain and ns2.domain

    The cpanel server was setup with ns0.domain and ns3.domain and all our new accounts domains are controlled on that (about 10 - though strangely non of the tld's from enom would accept the nameservers, so they are on the ensim box until we can solve that one!)

    We want to get rid of the ensim box, and so move all dns control to the cpanel server. What do ppl suggest as the best way to do this? We could update the nameservers on all the domains, but would rather have ns1 and ns2 assigned to the cpanel box. Tried to add ns2 as another nameserver, but cpanel wouldn't accept it as it resoved to a differnt IP... even after we changed the A records so that it didn't!

    Obviously, we want to be able to make the change without any downtime if possible.

    Any suggestions gratefully received!

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  2. zye

    zye Well-Known Member

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    #2 zye, Sep 6, 2004
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  3. sawbuck

    sawbuck Well-Known Member

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    Since this thread is a week old don't know if you have already made the move. One additional suggestion is to turn down the TTLs on the Ensim box to something short like 300 or 600 for 48 hours before changing over.

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